VeteranJack McClelland

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jack McClelland, 84, of East Moline died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, in Silvis at Illini Hospital.

He was born Oct. 22, 1917, in Astoria, the son of Robert and Emily Foster McClelland. He married Margaret Reimbold on Dec. 31, 1940. She survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Jill (and Terry) Frazier of Port Byron; three grandchildren, Kim (and Michael) Foss of Colona, and Laurie Frazier and William Frazier, both of Port Byron; a brother, Arthur (and Mary) of Port Byron; and a sister, Janet Palmer of Astoria.

He served in the United States Air Force as a pilot and an intelligence officer, having been the air attache officer serving in the American Consulate in Hong Kong. His last assignment was with the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, D.C., before retirement after 28 years of service. He was then employed by Deere Harvester in East Moline.

He was a member of the Philo Masonic Lodge in Port Byron. He was a Mason for 60 years.

Services were held May 31 at Gibson Funeral Home in Port Byron with Rev. Wayne Melaas-Swanson officiating. Pallbearers were William Frazier, Michael Foss, Chris Frazier, Douglas McKoon, James Gillsepie and Keith Palmer. Burial was at National Cemetery in Rock Island, with military rites, and a 21-gun salute and taps accorded by Scott Air Force Base Honor Guard.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/12/2002

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The obituary of Jack McClelland published in the June 12 issue of the Argus contained incorrect information. Arthur and Mary McKoon are the brother-in-law and sister-in-law of the deceased.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/3/2002

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